808Update: The last days of May


From the arts to concerts, there are lots of activities going on this weekend. Jordan Segundo is here with this week’s ‘808Update.’

808 Update kicks off with the always fun and trendy monthly event – ‘Art After Dark’ at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  This month’s theme is called “Culture Clash.”  It is a take on the east meets west concept. Visitors to the event can be the first to view the large-scale paintings by internationally known Japanese-American artist Masami Teraoka; who is known for incorporating cultural and moral issues into his paintings. Guests can also see local body-art specialist, Chanel Tanaka, paint a live model, and also watch a traditional comedic performance of Japanese style storytelling, all while dancing to a live DJ and enjoying food and drinks.

If it’s music that you’re looking for, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall will make a stop here in the islands.  Trevor’s music is an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae, and chanting. Trevor’s music has been featured on the Shrek the third’s soundtrack and his albums have also charted on the billboards and iTunes charts, He will be in concert on all four major islands, so the easiest way to get tickets is to head over to his website where all the information for each concert is listed.

If it’s jazz music that you’re into, then the smooth jazz concert is the place to be this weekend.  It will feature Saxophonist Extraordinaire Gerald Albright, who has been nominated for eight Grammy awards for his music.  The concert will also feature internationally acclaimed guitarist Marc Antoine and chart-topping pianist Brian Simpson.

It’s all happening this Saturday at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom at 8:45 p.m.

Finally, this Sunday is the first annual Greenroom Festival at the Waikiki Shell.  It is a surf culture festival that originally started in Japan and is very popular there.

The Hawaii festival will have two entertainment stages featuring local and international musicians including Jake Shimabukuro, Makua Rothman, Lotus, and Donovan Frankenreiter, just to name a few.  There will also be popular surf artists selling their work, food vendors, yoga and lots of fun and activities for the entire family all focusing on the ocean and the importance of protecting it.

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